Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD

Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
54 y/o

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Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

I see patients that have either pain complaints or performance problems - maybe an athlete who's having trouble performing in their sport or maybe somebody who's having trouble going from sitting to standing. My particular area of most interest is what's called pelvic floor, which is a sling of muscles that's sort of from front to back and from side to side, from one hip to the other. And through these muscles comes your sphincters for urinating, having bowel movements, intimacy. And I take care of pain with intimacy. I take care of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, patients that have had surgery in their abdomen who now have abdominal and pelvic pain. I get a lot of satisfaction out of really listening, Why did you come to see me today? And how can I really help the patient figure out what is the root of the problem? And then work with them. So I work with them. I give them suggestions. If they don't go home and do their exercises, the muscle function won't change. If they don't follow up and see a psychotherapist, then the anxiety doesn't go away - it's going to be hard to manage their pain. So really I get satisfied by watching the patient transform and get their health back.
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Dr. Dugan's Experience

Dr. Dugan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • The University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Rehab Inst Chicago/Northwestern U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dugan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dugan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dugan to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Dugan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
She was abrupt, dismissive of my pain, and completely missed my diagnosis, which I later learned from Mayo Clinic is nonrelaxing pelvic floor dysfunction causing rectal evacuation disorder. Instead of suggesting I see a GI specialist, she told me to go SWIMMING on a regular basis. I kid you not. She made me feel hopeless and helpless.
in Chicago, IL |
I would highly recommend this Dr. Really professional and thorough.
in Crete, IL |
Dr. Dugan did a thorough evaluation and asked a lot of questions to determine the source of pain and treatment for the pain. I would highly recommend her.
She is very professional, thoughtful, and a good listener. I've seen her for several different problems, and she has found ways to help relieve my pain and he'll my back.for referrals for physical therapy were all outstanding. When I had questions I was easily able to reach her. She explains things thoroughly and does not dumb it down.
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Dr. Dugan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dugan has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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